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Old 08-29-2009, 06:19 AM   #1
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I have been pondering the idea of starting to buy ammo in calibers that I don't have a firearm for. My thinking is that when the SHTF, if needed I could possibly trade it off. While this makes sense, it also means that I could be spending the resources (money, storage space, etc) on ammo that I can use.

I guess I am just looking for opinions of others to whether this would be a good idea or to pass on it.

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Personally, I just stock for the firearms that I own. However, I also stock food, propane, first aid items, batteries, water purification, etc. That will likely be just as useful for trade goods if not more so.

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Like CA said, ammo isn't everything. Water and food come first. Ammo is second, and ammo that doesn't fit anything I own is just a waste of money that could have been used to buy more ammo, food, water and other ncesessities. Bartering is the last phase of survival for me.

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Like CA said, ammo isn't everything. Water and food come first. Ammo is second, and ammo that doesn't fit anything I own is just a waste of money that could have been used to buy more ammo, food, water and other necessities. Bartering is the last phase of survival for me.
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Kind of what I've been thinking with the ammo. I've been slowly working on a food supply, water purification, and other essentials. Just thought I would get another opinion. Thanks.

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By trading ammo when SHTF, that same ammo you gave away could be heading towards you at high velocities.

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I'm currently stocking up on ammo for my pistols and 7.62x39 for the AK that i have on layaway.

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This may sound goofy, but don't forget to stock up on toilet paper.

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This may sound goofy, but don't forget to stock up on toilet paper.
Not goofy but it would be SHTF paper then.

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I think the more mundane an item, the more easily it's overlooked.


...and don't forget to stock up for your pets as well.

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